GETh 301: Geographic Thoughts and Concept

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 301Geographic Thoughts and ConceptBorhan Uddin; Dr. Md. Serajul Islam23012:00-12:50 A.M. (Sunday), 11:00-11:50 A.M. (Monday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Tuesday)

1. Introduction to Geography: The Construction of a Discipline
        An academic discipline
        The conceptual structure of the discipline
        Organizational Structure of the discipline

2. Foundation of Scientific Geography
        The Emergence of Modern Geography after the Great Age of Explorations and Renniance (Varenius, Kant) Alexander Von Humboldt, Karl Ritter and Darwin.
        The German School of Geography
        The French School of Geography
        Anglo-American Geography (Britain and USA)
        The Soviet and Russian Geography

3. Dichtomies in Geography
        Physical vs. human
        Regional vs. systematic
        Idiographic vs. Nomothetic
        Theoretical vs. Applied

4. Trends of Contemporary Geography after World War II
        Paradigms and Revolutions and Shift of Paradigm
        New trend and approaches
                Quantitative Revolutions
                Behaviour Approach
                Positivist Views
                Humanistic Views
                Reality and Realism
        Critical Science and Critical Geography.
        Post Modern Geography
        Gender Geography

5. Explanations in Geography
        Methodological Issues and Problems in Geography
        Routes to Scientific Explanation
        A Priory and a Posteriori Analysis
        Major Analytical Techniques
                Regional vs. Systematic Analysis
                Cognitive Description
                Morphometric Analysis
                Causes and Effect Analysis
                Temporal Mode of Analysis
                Ecological and Functional Analysis
                Systems Analysis

6. Role of Theory: Hypothesis, Models and Law

7. Development of Geography in South Asia with Special Reference to Bangladesh

8. Status of Geography in Bangladesh

9. Application of Geographical Knowledge

10. Teaching, Higher Education and Research

11. Further Scope of development

Suggested Readings:

  • Abler, Adams, J. and Gould, P. Spetial Organization: The Geographer’s Views of the World
  • Ackermann, Edward A.”Where is the Research Frontiers?” Annals of the AAG, Vol 53
  • Ahmed, Nafis Muslim Contributions to Geography
  • Ambrose, Peter Analytical Human Geography (Chapter-1)
  • Berry, B.L.J. and Marble, D.F. (ed.) Spatial Analysis
  • Broek, Jan O.M. Geography: Its Scope and Spirit
  • Brumhes, J. Human Geography
  • Buuget, William Theoretical Geography
  • Chorley, R. and Peter Haggett (ed.): Models in Geography
  • Chorley, R.L. and Haggett, Peter Frontiers in Geographical Teaching.
  • Cohen S.B.: Problems and Trends in American Geography.
  • Cooke, R.U. and J.H. Trends in Geography: An Introduction Survey
  • Diskinson, Robert E. The Makers of Modern Geography
  • Dohrs, F.H. Sommers, I.M and Patterson, D.R. Outside Readings in Geography.
  • Dohrs, Fred F. and Sommers, L.M. Introduction to Geography
  • Encyclopaedia Britanica
  • Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences
  • Fuson, R.H. A Geography of Geography
  • Haggett, P. Geography: A Synthesis
  • Hartshorne, R. The Nature of Geography
  • Harvey, David: Explanation in Geography
  • Huggett, P.: Locational Analysis in Human Geography
  • James, Preston E. (ed.) Inventory and prospect
  • James, Preston E.: All Possible Words: History of Geographical Ideas
  • Johnston, R.J. Geography and Geographers
  • Krik, William: Problems in Geography’ Geography
  • Merrill, R the Spatial organization of Society
  • Miah, M. Maniruzzaman Tasks and Challenge Before Geography in the 1980′ Souvenir, Bangladesh Geographical Society
  • Minshull, Roger M.: The Changing Nature of Geography
  • Minshulla R.M. Regional Geography: Theory and Practice
  • Murphy, Rhoads An Introduction to Geography.
  • Murphy, Rhoads The Scope of Geography.
  • National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. The Science of Geography
  • Nazrul Islam, A Case for Geography Upakul No. 3
  • Sykes, Percy A History of Exploration
  • Taaffe, E. The Spatial View in Contex’ Annals, Vol. 54.
  • Taaffe, Edward Ed.: Geography
  • Taylor, Griffith Geography in the Twentieth Century
  • Tozar, F. A History of Ancient Geography
  • A. Holt-Jensen: Geography: History and Concepts – A student’s Guide
  • Dikhit: Geographical Thoughts
  • Majid Hossain: Geographical Thoughts and Concepts
  • ইসলাম, এম. আমিনুল, ভূগোল, দৃষ্টিভঙ্গি ও দর্শন, ভূগোল বিভাগ, ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
  • আহমাদ, নাফিস (অনুবাদ নজরুল ইসলাম ও জামাল খান), ভূগোল বিজ্ঞানে মুসলমানদের অবদান, ঢাকা: বাংলা একাডেমী
  • দত্ত, কুন্তলা লাহাড়ী, ভূগোল চিন্তার বিকাশ, কলিকাতা: ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রেস
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